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The French Tradition. An alternative theoretical framework

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  • José M. Menudo

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • José Mª O’kean

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

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This paper deals with the French economic thought throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A series of distinctive concepts were developed to come to a clear understanding of the economic problems which the French authors were interested in. J.A. Schumpeter called these economists 'the French tradition'. The arguments presented in this paper aim at illustrating the process of construction of this framework of theoretical concepts which can be regarded as an unsuccessful alternative to the British classical economics. However, this fruitful view of the economy has left a legacy of important contributions to economic theory..

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Paper provided by Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 06.24.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2006
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Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:06.24

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Keywords: Classical and Preclassical; Economic Methodology; Entrepreneurship; Production and Organisations.;

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